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Transfer of Residence form

Old Nov 17th 2021, 11:09 pm
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Hi all! Just joined and hope you can help. We are retiring back to the UK from the US after living here for 35 years and the problem is the ToR form. I thought the movers completed the inventory and submitted but apparently not. The big stuff is not the issue but how are personal mementos/keepsakes/seasonal decorations listed. Is every single item that is being shipped need to be listed? The ToR information page is not helpful. We have culled as much as possible but still moving 40 years of marriage stuff.
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Old Nov 18th 2021, 1:29 pm
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Hi all! Just joined and hope you can help. We are retiring back to the UK from the US after living here for 35 years and the problem is the ToR form. I thought the movers completed the inventory and submitted but apparently not. The big stuff is not the issue but how are personal mementos/keepsakes/seasonal decorations listed. Is every single item that is being shipped need to be listed? The ToR information page is not helpful. We have culled as much as possible but still moving 40 years of marriage stuff.
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We didn't list every item. All the small stuff went into 2 or 3 boxes labelled "Miscellaneous - Living Room" or "Miscellaneous - Bedroom"

Nothing really valuable in those boxes, just memories.
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Old Nov 19th 2021, 12:39 am
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Thank you Durham Lad. It is the memento/sentimental items that I wasn't sure how to label and we have so much of that. Still throwing out/donating so much as we make our way through our lists!
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Old Nov 22nd 2021, 8:14 am
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We did the same thing. Detailed what we could but had many “misc” boxes for example kitchen items (misc). We got our number quite quickly.
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Thank you vh3. I guess I'm hung up on trying to be as accurate as possible. The big stuff is easy eg furniture but it's the toys/mementos/photos that have me stumped. So many boxes and we have already let go of so much. Nothing else is packed as the movers will be doing that so I can't give HMCR how many boxes of the general household stuff. I suppose I'll list everything under various headings.
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Old Nov 29th 2021, 9:54 am
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We itemised everything by room which made it easier (for us anyway). We did detail things however we entered 1 box of ornaments, box of napkins (dont ask), box of games but did detail ornamental items like large candles (battery operated (without the batteries)). I also had box of small containers and wicker baskets so in some respects it was quite detailed. Each room did have a box or two of misc items but even that we put a category of the items i.e. 1 small container misc items (make up).

We did our best guess as to how many boxes we would have but we had moved a lot so had a very rough idea. The government accepted our spreadsheet which was good and if you would like to see it I am happy to share (just send me a message).

Also, we sold a couple of items and missed a few others. Once we got our approval I asked how I went about amending our form and was told there was no need. Hope this helps.
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Thanks again vh3. It does help and would be very grateful to see how you formatted your list. There really is nothing in boxes as the movers will be packing everything up but my understanding is we can't wait for that. This has to be done separately so once everything is counted, it's an estimate of how many boxes we will need? I noted that you mentioned make-up. Didn't even think of that! This is more stressful than my husband's application for his spouse settlement visa lol.
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Thanks again vh3. It does help and would be very grateful to see how you formatted your list. There really is nothing in boxes as the movers will be packing everything up but my understanding is we can't wait for that. This has to be done separately so once everything is counted, it's an estimate of how many boxes we will need? I noted that you mentioned make-up. Didn't even think of that! This is more stressful than my husband's application for his spouse settlement visa lol.
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I have sent you a privite message with the information. Unfortunately I couldn't (or don't know how) to attach my spreadsheet however I copied all the info for you.
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I found the tor requirements a little bizarre, it was nothing like the goods to follow list we had to bring into Canada. The requirements seemed very open to interpretation and vague.
We submitted ours to what we thought they required and thought it little odd we had to add our pet cat onto the form at a later date when we had the vets clearance to travel etc. we got our approval through very quickly in just over 2 weeks and managed to send in revisions as time went by.
One of the things which made my wife and I chuckle is how do you list private personal items! 😉
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We itemised everything by room which made it easier (for us anyway). We did detail things however we entered 1 box of ornaments, box of napkins (dont ask), box of games but did detail ornamental items like large candles (battery operated (without the batteries)). I also had box of small containers and wicker baskets so in some respects it was quite detailed. Each room did have a box or two of misc items but even that we put a category of the items i.e. 1 small container misc items (make up).

We did our best guess as to how many boxes we would have but we had moved a lot so had a very rough idea. The government accepted our spreadsheet which was good and if you would like to see it I am happy to share (just send me a message).

Also, we sold a couple of items and missed a few others. Once we got our approval I asked how I went about amending our form and was told there was no need. Hope this helps.
I would also appreciate your spreadsheet format!

We were under the impression this would be taken care of with the movers and are scrambling a bit to get the information submitted.

donyou know if it’s possible to amend the inventory later?

thanks!
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Hi vh3,
Thanks once again. One more question. Did you list items that travelled with you eg laptop, cameras, iPhones Or just items that were shipped being shipped?
Thanks for all your time and help
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We definitely did not list any items that traveled with us. That included laptops, iPhones etc.
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Old Dec 4th 2021, 8:58 pm
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Thank you to everyone who replied. Your responses were a big help. The ToR was submitted this morning so fingers crossed we will hear soon. Thanks again!
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I would also appreciate your spreadsheet format!

We were under the impression this would be taken care of with the movers and are scrambling a bit to get the information submitted.

donyou know if it’s possible to amend the inventory later?

thanks!
Hello, I am just about to send you a direct message with the information we used.
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Old Dec 6th 2021, 3:21 pm
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Hi vh3,
Thanks once again. One more question. Did you list items that travelled with you eg laptop, cameras, iPhones Or just items that were shipped being shipped?
Thanks for all your time and help
Sorry for the late reply. We just listed items that we shiipped.
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